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NRC South Report - April 2011

NRC South Report - April 2011

On the legal front, there are some important developments in April.  While the Eldorado and Stanislaus suits are still working through the various stages of legal arguments, the WEMO, and SoCal Roadless actions are semi-settled.

The WEMO (Western Mojave) area is the largest BLM planning area in the desert region.  And, that area is a high concentration of motorized recreation opportunity.  Under the settlement, BLM is required to validate their route inventory and sign routes that are open for motorized access.  And, BLM is required to go back to the judge with a progress report this summer.

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NRC South Report - March 2011

NRC South Report - March 2011

March started with the 49th Annual Tierra del Sol Desert Safari featuring the opening of an obstacle course at Ocotillo Wells SVRA.  The Tierra del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club contributed hundreds of manhours in planning and building the very challenging obstacle course in partnership with Ocotillo Wells SVRA staff.  Designed by Rich Klien, WE Rocks, the obstacle course features replications of many of the popular obstacles found from Moab to the Rubicon.

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NRC South January Report January 2011

NRC South January Report - 31 Jan 2011

The Piute Mountains Travel Management Collaborative Planning has ended its public involvement phase.  The Piute Mountains was omitted from the original Sequoia Travel Management as it was part of a Burn Area Recovery Unit.  USFS engaged stakeholders to craft an alternative for that segment of their travel management planning.  The proposed schedule calls for Sequoia NF to release a Notice of Intent to develop an Environmental Impact Statement for the travel management with a projected January 2012 completion date.  A system of routes has been identified as a starting point for analysis.  There is a possibility some routes will be omitted from the final EIS due to some issue that cannot be mitigated.  The public will have an opportunity to comment on the draft which is expected to be released fall 2011.

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Is Growing Trees Coming Back?

A recent report released by the Society of American Foresters, with collaboration by US Forest Service, raises some interesting points.  According to the news report (included below), U.S. environmental and energy policies should be based on science-informed premises.

One of the premises states: -- Forest products used in place of energy-intensive materials, such as metals, concrete, and plastic can reduce and store carbon emissions and can in some cases, substitute fossil fuels to produce energy.

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NRC Report December 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, there is one important point that will carry over into the new year.  Budget issues have risen to be the major policy issue to be addressed by the in-coming 111th Congress.  Budget, spending and debt will drive legislation and management decisions during 2011.  Agencies are expected to be dealing with reduced budgets and staff while the visitors to public lands continues to increase. Overall, budget issues will have a big impact on recreation opportunities.  With the federal pay and hiring freeze, based on previous actions by other administrations, there will be numerous retirements which will reduce the available manpower within the various federal offices and an increased workload.  Of concern is other legislation passed is projected to increase the regulatory requirements within the federal bureaucracy.

And, an Omnibus Public Lands Bill was left on the table reducing the pressure to define more wilderness. The pressure for more wilderness will continue; but, will shift from legislation to administrative action as noted in the recently released change to Department of Interior policy (Secretarial Order 3310) on inventorying suitable "wild lands".

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CA4WDC BOD Meeting - Nov 20-21, 2010

Lame-Duck Congressional Session - The Democrats’ ambitions for their lame duck are shrinking by the day. But the session is destined to last deep into December, anyway, now that the agenda-setting summit between Obama and congressional leaders - which was scheduled for Nov 18 - has been put off until Nov. 30.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is down playing expectations for a productive post-election session, even as the White House and rank-and-file Democrats push for action on multiple legislative fronts before losing control of the House to Republicans.

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